Things are finally looking up for Abby. Now, with a full-time job at Clique, she is exposed to a new side of life that has captured her curiosity. She finally has the upper-hand with her soon-to-be-ex-husband, who desperately wants her back, and with Sheridan and Gia constantly fighting, Abby knows it’s only a matter of time before Gia is completely out of the picture. Though on the verge of getting everything she wants, Abigail Winston soon finds out that things are not always how they seem.
From Zombie penguins to vampire monkeys this collection of short stories is sure to keep you up at night, walking through a zoo of horrors with each story. The Devi’ls Beastiary is a new twist on the old movie monsters from a simpler time when black and white was popular and monsters lived under your bed.
A collection of short stories introducing the terrifying world of Terrorfiction.Includes the stories: The Cocoon, The Honeymooners, Something For The Weekend? Bill’s Thrills, London Lipstick, The Stripper, Dominic, Mister Music Man, Going Underground, The Pure Motive, Do The Dead Dream? Vindaloo, 13th Storey, Silence The Voices, Moving Inn, Suburban Wanderings, Promises To Keep, Flush ‘n’ Go, Conspiracy, Paternity, The Interview, 1732, I Dream Of You, The Magnificent Mister Mime, Distractions, The Marvellous Mister Magic, Native Drums, Tailor Made, Without You I’m Nothing, Last First Call, The Cat Who Never Moves & The Long Drive
Straight-laced Abigail Winston finds herself in desperate need of a job, and begs her best friend for a job at her club, Clique. But suddenly Abby finds herself not only attracted to the club life, but also to her best friend: Sheridan.
Fire did not burn them. They had something like a protection ring. What are they? Weird Cult or what?It took only one mysterious fire to change their lives forever.Chris, the fire chief never wanted his team to see this secret.It turned out to be pure evil. It got stuck in them like a curse.Though Mia hated those dirty looks!Chris wasn’t ready to quit, till he claimed every bit of her body and soul.It wasn’t supposed to happen.But, he made her go off like a volcano.Mia wasn’t sure if that was the reason they met.She is a cop; she wanted to know why the fires spread and became more frequent? No one had a clue.The action squad got pulled into what was now a paranormal investigation.This series is about them, solving the mystery.Who or what is setting these fires, with a lot of danger for these alpha males (and their girls).Important Note: Breathing Taking Paranormal Mystery + HEA (it’s a series, so you might have to read the series to find some answers).
*Strange Stories Boxed Set 2 also available*The Wrong Spirit It’s a mother’s worst nightmare: from birth, there was no bond with my daughter, Amelia. As soon as she was old enough to speak, I discovered why: she insisted I was not her mother. The doctor said it was classic autism, her disinterest with human connection. But I believed we had a problem far more sinister than that: the only thing Amelia was connected to was an eerie, hand-knitted doll, ‘Mandy,’ that we acquired by mistake after Amelia’s birth. That doll, Amelia’s obsession, was the bane of our lives. But it was also the only clue we had to understanding a mix-up so unreal that no one else would ever believe it. *****Wormhole Ronan is an astronaut through and through: everything else in his life comes second. So when he is offered the first ever solo mission to Mars aboard Varlet 6 – even though his wife Sonia is pregnant with their second child – the choice is a no-brainer. But something happens out there, in the depths of space, and when Ronan returns home after a successful mission, he discovers the mysterious film of light he travelled through in space was in fact a wormhole – seventeen years have passed since his departure from Earth, even though he has only been gone eight months. Can Ronan claw himself back into a family that left him behind seventeen years ago?*****My Giant Giants live among us. But not overtly: they live hidden in the shadows of society. I know, because I’m in love with one. I first heard the gentle voice of Penelope Cotton on the other end of a telemarketing call, and from that day forth, I was smitten. Her reluctance to meet only made me curiouser. But I was not prepared for what I saw in the hay fields of her farm the night we first met, and I’ll admit I was a coward and almost blew my chances. Now don’t get me wrong: Penelope may be a giant, but she is beautiful, inside and out. And I soon discovered love knew no bounds. But could I convince Penny to leave not only her family, but the safety of her secret, cocooned life to be with me? And was the world ready to accept Penny’s gigantism so that we could have our happily-ever-after? *****Two Men and His Hat Mandel and Oscar are brothers, but that’s where the similarity ends. Mandel is recklessly confident, and Oscar’s as shy as a kitten. Even when Mandel dies unexpectedly, Oscar cannot find the courage to stand up and say a few words for his eulogy, even though there was plenty he wanted to say about the big brother he idolised. But that’s when Oscar first hears the voice. ‘Get up there and say something about me!’ Mandel growls in his ear at the funeral. But when Oscar turns his head, Mandel’s nowhere to be seen. He’s dead, Oscar reminds himself. Corpses can’t talk. Or can they? *****Mind Traveller Elle Moss has it all – queen bee at Dulcy High and top of her class – what more to life is there? But soon her double life of studying and partying catches up with her, and the school Chaplain, with a twinkle in his eye, insists she participate in a meditation session after she’s caught falling asleep in History. But during the meditation, Elle mysteriously floats back in time to a flooded farm, and saves a young girl swept under by the current. Now, Elle does not need the Chaplain to enforce the meditation – it’s all she thinks about. Where will she be taken next? *****Please check out my free Strange Story, ‘Out of Body,’ by going to www.CAHewitson.com, and joining my newsletter.*****Cover photo courtesy of Petras Gagilas, entitled ‘Strange Man.’https://www.flickr.com/photos/gagilas/5705170935/in/faves-125476168@N05/https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/legalcodeFiltered/edited on www.Canva.com
*Strange Stories Boxed Set 1 also available*Coma Hal is, and always will be, the love of my life, even though he no longer remembers me. We met at University and it was love at first sight – he was studying philosophy and was an exciting world away from the stuffy types I was studying biology with. The life we’ve built together, with our two children Janine and Scott, is worth fighting for. But Doctor Nichols, Hal’s psychiatrist, doesn’t want to get my hopes up. ‘It’s been ten years since he came out of the coma,’ he reminds me. ‘It might be healthy for you to move on.’ But I will never give up on him, even if Hal has moved on. Or moved backwards, more accurately, straight back into the arms of Teneille Van Outen, his high school sweetheart. *****Parallel You For Clara, the grass could be so much greener. Sure, she has Dean, but the love died long ago, along with their sex-life. One night, after a lonely mug of champagne, Clara glimpses another version of herself in the mirror. A better version, from a strikingly similar parallel world, Reath, and she is mesmerised. When her parallel self offers to swap places, Clara readily agrees. A portal materialises in the mirror and Clara is transported into her new, exciting world. *****My twin triplets In the year 2063, the chemical fires that had raged from 2042 to 43 had left the air too polluted to procreate naturally. For Ma, the decision had been an easy one, when the scientists came up with a new way to further the human race: she ordered triplets, each the identical genetic twin of her, grown in an artificial womb. The girls – Mary, Patrice and Beth – are breathtaking at thirteen, just as Ma had been. Then, tragedy strikes and Mary suddenly dies. Mary was Ma’s favourite, and Ma feels hard done-by with her remaining two daughters: Patrice – just as pathetic and timid as Ma had been at that age, and Beth: as cold-hearted as Coal, the man Ma had been forced into marrying by her parents when she was only a teenager. *****The BloopWhen a third swimmer disappears in the early hours from Mullaloon Beach, marine biologist Mel Fink is put on beach watch to find the carnivorous sea creature responsible. Mel becomes obsessed with discovering the perpetrator – even more so when the clues seem to point to sea creatures with human-like qualities. Could they be mermaids? Will Mel discover their identity? And at what cost to his own life? *****Waterfall Secrets of the DeadI was too late to save Lucy from the fire. My twin, my best friend, gone, with the mottled red scar on the side of my face from the fire’s flames to remind me of my failure. Which is why I decided to end my own life, by jumping over the precipice of Grace Falls. Down, down, down I went. And the regret hit me, as soon as I’d jumped. I don’t want to die! But I didn’t: A knobbly protrusion in the cliff broke my fall. It was there I discovered the glowing, moss-covered cave, hidden behind the waterfall. I sensed immediately the place was magical – but I did not expect my sister to condensate from the waterfall mist right before my eyes.*****Please check out my website www.CAHewitson.com , and sign up to my newsletter for the free strange story, ‘Out of Body.’*****Cover photo courtesy of rohit gowaikar, entitled ‘I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod, my shadow does that much better – Plutarch. Place – Fort Chavand, Maharashtra, India. This was Rahul standing at the edge of a water cistern and I could see his shadow on the algae filled water. No special effects. No texture. Just a raw converted to jpeg.’https://www.flickr.com/photos/flickrohit/3106971317/in/faves-125476168@N05/https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/legalcodeFiltered/edited on www.Canva.com
**Also available in Strange Stories Boxed Set 2**I was too late to save Lucy from the fire. My twin, my best friend, gone, with the mottled red scar on the side of my face from the fire’s flames to remind me of my failure. When people look at me, they look away. I am a reminder of her. Which is why I decided to end my own life, by jumping over the precipice of Grace Falls. Down, down, down I went. And the regret hit me, as soon as I’d jumped. I don’t want to die! But I didn’t: A knobbly protrusion in the cliff broke my fall (as well as my knee cap, but that was a small price to pay for a second chance at life). It was there I discovered the glowing, moss-covered cave, hidden behind the waterfall. I sensed immediately the place was magical – but I did not expect my sister to condensate from the waterfall mist right before my eyes – but I swear to you, that’s what happened! ‘Florrie. I’m here. Don’t be afraid.’ It was only at the cave I could see her, and though the trek was dangerous, she and it became my salvation. But soon Lucy would not be allowed to come anymore – would I be able to face the world again alone, without her? Cover photo courtesy of Mila Gutorova, entitled ‘my lovely sisters.’https://www.flickr.com/photos/milabombila/6147836658/in/faves-125476168@N05/https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcodeFiltered/edited on www.Canva.com
Ebook specifically formatted for kindle devices and tested with all Kindle 5 way navigation functions and Kindle table of contents button. Ebook comes with main table of contents and interlinked sub table of contents. Ebook contains illustrations and inline footnotes where applicable.Each chapter is clearly marked so user knows which book within the boxset is being read.The Novels.•The Gilded Age – A Tale Of Today. (Illustrated)•The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer (Illustrated)•The Prince And The Pauper (Illustrated)•Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn (Illustrated)•A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur’s Court. (Illustrated)•The American Claimant. (Illustrated)•Tom Sawyer Abroad.•Pudd’nhead Wilso.•Tom Sawyer, Detective.•Personal Recollections Of Joan Of Arc.•A Horse’s Tale.•The Mysterious Stranger.The Non Fiction.•Old Times On The Mississippi.•Life on the Mississippi.•Editorial Wild Oats.•Christian Science.•Queen Victoria’s Jubilee.•My Platonic Sweetheart.The Travel Writing.•The Innocents Abroad.•Roughing It.•A Tramp Abroad.•Following The Equator.•Some Rambling Notes Of An Idle Excursion.The Short Story Collections.•The Jumping Frog And Other Humorous Sketches.•Mark Twain’s Burlesque Autobiography.•Sketches New and Old.•Merry Tales.•The £1,000,000 Bank-Note and Other New Stories.•The $30,000 Bequest, and Other Stories.•The Curious Republic Of Gondour, And Other Whimsical Sketches.The Complete Short Stories.The Complete Essays of Mark Twain.The Complete Letters of Mark Twain Vol1-6.The Complete Speeches of Mark Twain.The Biographies.•Chapters from My Autobiography by Mark Twain. (Inline Footnotes)•Mark Twain A Biography by Albert Bigelow Paine.•My Mark Twain by William Dean Howells.•The Boys Life of Mark Twain by Albert Bigelow Paine. (Inline Footnotes)
Do you like reading about the coming collapse of society? Are you thrilled when the patriotic hero takes up his or her ASSAULT RIFLE and cache of hidden ammo to defeat the intrusive evil government that wants to enslave and control every aspect of life? If you answered yes, take a break from the prophetic “it could happen any minute” stories and read about when IT REALLY HAPPENED. The short stories in this book are about the time that AMERICAN PATRIOTS actually took up arms and wrote a new rule book for government and society. This was the real zombie apocalypse.